Editing from Nashville to Jerusalem

You may recall the BusinessWeek profile of the company in India that wants to handle editing and layout for U.S. newspapers.

The magazine has published a response in the form of this column by Hanan Sher. He is a copy editor whose career took him from the American South to the Middle East. Here’s the gist of his argument:

Cheaper outsourced editing may sound like a good idea to profit-squeezed, advertising-challenged media barons. But they’re deluded if they think their readers won’t notice, or care.